An up close and personal look at the life and legacy of Chancellor Tien, the impact of Berkeley economists in Washington, and a comparative view of Cal's Class of 2000 with the Class of 1900 are a few of the articles featured in the January edition of Berkeley Magazine, a biannual publication for alumni and friends of the university.
The latest issue of the magazine, launched in the fall of 1995 and produced by writers, artists and editors of the Office of Public Affairs, reflects a period of excitement and change for the campus, said Linda Weimer, executive editor and vice chancellor for public affairs.
"We hope the magazine will communicate the idea that despite the many changes the campus has gone through -- the impending departure of Chancellor Tien, the state budget crisis, the debate over affirmative action -- Cal remains strong as one of the world's premiere public universities," said Weimer.
Weimer also praised the news value of Berkeley Magazine, which featured a profile of Janet Yellen, former Berkeley business professor and member of the Federal Reserve Board. The publication was released just a few days prior to Yellen's appointment by President Clinton to the Council of Economic Advisers, and the article on Yellen was referenced in local news stories about her nomination.
Other articles featured in the latest edition include an eyewitness account of the re-enactment of the Nemean Games in Greece, ancestor of today's Olympics. Berkeley classics professor Stephen Miller uncovered the ancient site as part of a remarkable excavation begun in 1973.
The magazine also highlights the kick off of the New Century Campaign, which seeks to raise $1.1 billion by the year 2001, the most ambitious fund-raising goal in history for a public university.